Herby Moreau was born in Haiti in a family of three children, and arrived in Quebec at the age of 5, after having spent a few years in Congo-Brazzaville. Early on, he developed a passion for the arts scene both in Quebec and abroad. While studying film and communications at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and Université de Montréal, he worked as a production assistant on the set of Sortir—a TV show hosted by Julie Snyder—and took a liking for the media industry. In 1991, he moved to France to further his training in television.
He then settled in the North of France, where he studied for two years at École Supérieure de journalisme in Lille, following which he landed jobs in Paris working for RFO, France 2, TV5 and M6. In 1996, he returned to Quebec, and worked as a reporter on Le Petit Journal on TQS, and later on Flash, where his career as a star chaser took off. From the Oscars to the Cannes Film Festival—for which he developed and hosted a series of special programs for TVA—Herby became the king of red carpets in Quebec. After Star Système, he went on to host the auditions for Star Académie, both on TVA.
Herby then dove into the web industry with the creation of an artistic and culinary series entitled Le Goût d’une chanson for the portal Canoë.ca. Building on its success, the show aired on Casa.
Subsequently, it was V Télé’s turn to call upon Herby’s expertise when he was asked to host the weekly news magazine District V. Herby was back to covering red carpets in Quebec and abroad. At the same time La Presse, wanting to cover social events, gave him a weekly column entitled “Herby dans les coulisses” in which, for almost three years, he had carte blanche to post his personal pictures from “people” events.
The host/reporter then worked with Bell Media on the website EnVedette.ca until 2015. His latest project is Herby.tv, his own artistic and cultural news website. He also launched Glamour et faux pas in 2014, published by Éditions Transcontinental, in which he revisited the highlights of his career. Furthermore, these topics are also the subject of lectures that he gives to various firms and institutions in Quebec.
More recently, Herby hosted and co-produced the documentary series Vie de tournée, which covers the daily life of artists on the road. The series aired on Canal Vie in the Fall of 2015 and 2016. Herby Moreau has also been co-hosting the red carpet and after-gala events for the Prix Gémeaux, Gala de l’ADISQ and the Quebec film gala since 2015.